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Lincoln Ristorante
Italian Restaurant$$$$
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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142 W 65th St New York, NY 10023
142 West 65th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10023
$$$$Italian Restaurant, Catering
Italian Restaurant
Today 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:30 pmWednesday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 10:30 pmThursday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, 5:30 – 11:00 pmSunday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
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Glass-walled dining room where chef Jonathan Benno prepares upscale Italian fare in an open kitchen.- Google
"We ordered the eggplant parmesan."
"Beautifully designed modern-looking restaurant with outstanding service."
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Lizzie Li
4 months ago
Absolute favorite place to stop by after a good concert for a quick bite or simply a drink. Great wine list! The food is also impeccable. You can tell that the chefs really put steady efforts in creating new tastes and maintaining the quality. The service is also quite friendly and they always seat you properly even without reservations. -- An amazing character considering the quality of the place. Amazing experience -- would recommend to all music lovers.
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Stephen Elms
a year ago
As a frequent patron of Lincoln Center to attend New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, or many of the other world class events, Lincoln Ristorante is the perfect way to start the evening. Executive Chef Jonathan Benno, who was chef de cuisine at Thomas Keller's Per Se for six years, has developed a wonderful menu of contemporary Italian cuisine and an exquisite dining experience. The wait staff, skillfully commanded by Justin Marquez, are incredibly knowledge about every dish and the perfect wine to pair with the meal. In the few short years Lincoln Ristorante has been open it's already received a Michelin Star and praise from the New York Times. It's not an inexpensive meal, but for New York City the cost is worth the quality.
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Lisa Solimeo
a year ago
The architecture of this restaurant is so unique, it has a grass hill on the roof! The service is excellent and the food is delicious. I had the frutti di mare appetizer, it was perfectly seasoned and a pretty big portion. For my main, I had the Garganelli e ciauscolo pasta. I'm not going to lie, everyone had been talking this place up but I didn't love the sauce! It was a thick tomato sauce with ricotta, but not enough ricotta, and smoked sausage. They put a hefty amount of sausage in the dish and the pasta was cooked to a perfect al dente, but the sauce wasn't doing it for me. I'd like to go back to try something else. The dessert was good as well, we ordered a chocolate dessert which was super rich, couldn't finish it, but that's the way fancy desserts should be!
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Matthew Toia
a year ago
The Lincoln is tucked away under what might appear as a grassy hill from a distance right in a part of Lincoln Center court yard. The interior of the restaurant has a lot of glass walls so you get great views of the Julliard school or the amazing prep work being done in the kitchen through the transparent walls. I ended up ordering a lot of seafood since they included some of my Italian favorites. In particular I enjoyed their take on a frutti di mare which was very refreshing, light on oil and included some watermelon to balance out the flavor. Another highlight was dessert. I got the tartufo (a ball of gelato dipped in choclate). The mixture was intoxicating and rich, deep and a little nutty from the hazelnut flavored gelato. Overall a wonderful experience. I think we'll be back the next time we're down there for a performance.
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Francine Walker
in the last week
We always go here before opera or theater. Food has actually improved through the years! Go now.
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B. Walker
a year ago
I came here with a friend after seeing the Nutcracker on a Wednesday night. It was about 9:30/10 pm when we arrived and the dining area was still full. We were offered to sit at the bar, which the host told us was very "cozy." We agreed, and were led back to an elegant, small bar next to large glass windows that stretch from the floor to the ceiling. We ordered the eggplant parmesan. A few seconds later, a waitress brought over espresso cups filled with a squash soup for us to try, and once we had finished, brought over a tray of breads for us to choose from: there was focaccia, thin bread sticks and what appeared to be semolina. I chose the focaccia, which was really good--very fluffy on the inside, with a slightly crisp top, flavored with sea salt...very delicious. The eggplant parmesan was good, very thinly sliced with mozzarella and a nice tomato sauce. A small tray of homemade candies (nougat, chocolate orange caramels and a chocolate bark with pistachio nuts) was brought out with our bill. The staff was very friendly and courteous. As we left, the host walked out after us to ask us if we enjoyed the eggplant parmesan. A very enjoyable experience.
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Alex Berggruen
2 years ago
An older crowd attends this fancy, elegant Lincoln Center restaurant. While the patrons are not the youngest or hippest (given that the restaurant is uptown), the food here is fantastic. This place is best suited for a special occasion with the family (and you might want to throw on a necktie for the heck of it). There are some great pastas and excellent salads. The staff is professional and delivers very personal service.
Stuart Feldman
a year ago
Serious food, amazing sorbets, great inventive pasta dishes. and inside lincoln center. Have been there twice in past week (late July 2013). The pasta integrale (reginette) are remarkable - the first whole wheat pasta I have ever enjoyed. Salads were innovative and perfect for summer dinner. The service was knowledgeable and extremely helpful - my wife doesn't eat meat; they provided a great wild mushroom version of the whole wheat pasta dish. Wait staff also provided exact information and perfect recommendations.
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